Lady Macbeth: Unsexed and Uncovered
Lady Macbeth progresses throughout the play from a seemingly savage and heartless creature to a very delicate and fragile woman. In the beginning of the play, she is very ambitious and hungry for power. She pushes Macbeth to kill Duncan in order to fulfill the witches’ prophecy. In Act I, Scene 6, she asks the gods to make her emotionally strong like a man in order to help her husband go
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these hands ne’er be clean?”, and “Here’s the smell of the blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.” Later, we learn of Lady Macbeth’s tragic fate as Seyton announces to Macbeth, “The queen, my lord, is dead.” In conclusion, we see that Lady Macbeth’s savage nature was only a facade; underneath that facade, she was really one of the most fragile characters in the play.